Oh, this is great. Thank you! And thank you for the pictures.alphanumeric wrote:I soldered one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 to this, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2310 instead of the header that comes with it. I then mounted it between my Pi A+ and my Sense Hat. My temps etc now read correctly. Mine is running 24/7 showing a scrolling Date, Time, Temp, Humidity, Pressure message. I have a Real Time Clock breakout board wired to the Proto Hat so my Pi can keep perfect time without network access. Pictures here if you want to have a look.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq8_0VrdS3_H5xL_AA At the moment its not in a case and has no WIFI dongle connected. It runs totally headless. I can adjust the screen brightness and shut it down with the joystick/switch.
Alright, thank you!alphanumeric wrote:No I didn't use the header that came with the Proto Hat. If you use that header you can't stack anything on top of the Proto Hat. I used the stacking header in its place. Make sure you get the Proto hat "without" the EPROM.
Oh, I'm looking into buying a PiZero as well, but they are impossible to get a hold of here in sweden.bensimmo wrote:Remember you can have a play with it and a bit of programming using the emulator in Raspian.
Or in Minecraft
Or on trinket.io
Or if you've not got a Pi then on the new Raspian PC DVD or Pendrive install to practice before you buy.
To be honest there are cheaper ways than the sense hat for just temperature and pressure, but they're not as easy.
A PiZero may be a better option than the Pi3 as well. It doesn't use as much power and gets nowhere near as hot.